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MELT - Learning Resource Types (LRTs)

ApplicationComputer software that is designed to enable end users to perform a specific task or group of tasks.
AssessmentA resource whose primary purpose is the evaluation of the learner's ability, understanding, skills, performance, progress.
BroadcastA resource that is a recording of any radio or television programme broadcast over the airwaves or their digital equivalents (podcasts, webcasts, screencasts etc.)
Case StudyThe case study is the presentation, analysis and discussion of a case. It is a collaborative activity, or it is intended to be used in a group for discussion. Very often, the activity is designed to end with an elaboration of possible solutions proposed by the users and with a discussion with somebody who is a tutor or an expert in the field.
CourseA structured collection of teaching and learning materials (including tutorials) intended to achieve a wide range of objectives over an extended period of time.
DemonstrationA resource involving real objects that uses a video or audio recording to show or explain a procedure, process or principle.
Drill and PracticeA resource consisting of exercises (drills), involving short sequences of practice, designed to teach users specific skills or help them memorise facts and procedures. They are very condition and action specific, usually containing only simple IF-THEN logic rules.
Educational gameA resource that is both fun and educational, designed to teach pupils about a certain subject or to help them learn a skill as they play or are entertained.
Enquiry-oriented ActivityMaterial for an activity in which some or all of the information that the students interact with comes from resources on the Internet (webquest, caza del Tesoro ...).
ExperimentA resource where actions or operations are undertaken (such as a scientific procedure) in order to discover something unknown, to test a hypothesis, or establish or illustrate some known truth.
ExplorationA resource that encourages learners to explore and carry out their own investigations in order to understand a phenomenon, process or activity or to solve a specific problem. Some of these resources may have a minimum of instructions on how to proceed and the emphasis is much more on 'discovery learning' rather than didactic training.
GlossaryA resource that is a collection of specialised terms and their meanings usually arranged in a specified order.
GuideA resource such as a manual or tutorial that provides guidance on a particular topic and are usually also intended to be kept at hand for reference.
Learning assetA single, multimedia asset or component that is used to create learning resources including learning objects - text, audio, photographs, graphics, short video clips. On their own, or grouped in collections, assets can be used to support learning in a wide variety of contexts. “Learning asset” is not a resource type but a category of resource types. The resource types belonging to this category are audio, data, image, model, text and video.
Lesson PlanA resource that provides a teacher with a detailed description of all the elements needed to successfully deliver a specific lesson (lesson objectives, time required, resources etc.).
Open ActivityArtistic projects and creative exercises. Projects and exercises that are not confined or limited. Many more complicated games that require more than simple logic belong to this category.
PresentationInformation organised and delivered (often by using specific presentation software) by an instructor in order to inform a group about a topic.
ProjectAny resource which outlines ideas and procedures for project work. This could involve state exam projects, class projects, broader collaborative projects, cross-curricular projects, Transition Year projects, national or European projects and competitions.
ReferenceA resource such as a database, dictionary, encyclopaedia, glossary etc. that is a general source of information or which provides specific information on a topic or activity.
Role PlayMaterial for an activity that implies the active participation of a learner in a concrete situation. The learner must play a role through which s/he should better understand the content or the topic dealt with in the resource.
SimulationA resource that explains a procedure, process or principle not by showing real objects or actions but by representing these - for example, by means of an animation
ToolEditors and other kinds of programs for producing something. Editors can process e.g. text or pictures and can be used for creating and editing other Los. Tools can also perform calculations or conversions
Web ResourceThis category includes types of learning resources that are based on web technology: weblog, web page, wiki and other web resources
WeblogAn online publication (sometimes just called a 'blog') consisting primarily of a series of articles, written on a regular basis by an individual or a group.
Web SiteA collection of Web pages (containing a collection of hyperlinked documents and files) typically identified by a common IP address on the World Wide Web on the Internet.
WikiA type of website that allows users to easily add and edit content and is especially suited for collaborative writing.
OtherLearning resource type that is not one of the above.